Odisha Italian Hostages

  • Odisha hostage crisis: Panda losing support base April 9, 2012

    Kandhamal: It seems likely that Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda, who has kept the Italian national Paolo Bosusco hostage to force the government to agree to his demands, may just have committed a big blunder and in fact, put his own safety at risk. CNN-IBN has learnt that the local Dalit community,...
  • Odisha: Swap deal with Maoists a wrong precedent? April 7, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: From security forces to former policemen, nobody seems to agree that the decision by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to release Naxals to secure the return of the Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco is a good one. Swaranjit Sen, former DGP, Andhra Pradesh, said, "It's like history repeating itself without any...